Journey into the Amazon
Amazon explorer Paul Rosolie to present lecture at the
Deep in the jungles of the Amazon, thousands of stories are
forged every day that no one will ever know.
No one, that is, except for explorer and author Paul
Rosolie will present “Protecting the Wildest Place on Earth:
Journey into the Amazon Rainforest” on Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
at Mount Saint Mary College. The lecture, free and open to the
public, will take place in room 218 of the college’s Dominican
Center, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh. Light refreshments will be
When Rosolie embarked on a journey to the western Amazon in 2006
at the age of 18, he didn't know the experience would transform his
life forever. In the Madre de Dios (“Mother of God”) region of
Peru, where the Amazon River begins, the cloud forests of the Andes
converge with the lowland Amazon rain forest to create the most
biodiverse wilderness on the planet.
In a true story of adventure and discovery that spans more than
nine years, Rosolie will whisk his audience to the most
inaccessible reaches of the Amazon. Along the way, he encounters
massive snakes, isolated tribes, prowling jaguars, giant anteaters,
and the rest of the jungle’s fury in the Wild West of the natural
world. It is a journey into the last great wilderness that
ultimately asks the question of our time: How much longer will
these places exist?
The primordial depths of the Madre de Dios are in grave danger,
Rosolie warns – and they’re running out of time.
A book sale and author signing will follow the talk.
Rosolie is a naturalist, explorer, author, and award winning
wildlife filmmaker. His short film “An Unseen World” won the UN
Forum on Forests 2013 short films award. Specializing in tropical
rainforests, his work has taken him to Borneo, India, Brazil, Peru,
The lecture is presented by the Mount’s Kaplan Family Library
& Learning Center, the First Year Experience (FYE) Program, the
college’s Office of International Programs, and the Division of